Jan 8, 2015
Since early November, when talks stalled between members of the International Longshoremen and Warehouse Union (ILWU) which represents 29 west coast ports, and Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), there has been work slowdowns at all of the west coast ports. Still after seven months they are still far apart on many issues. Even though talks are ongoing the union continues it walk-offs, slowdowns and other problems that are having impacts on shippers, truck drivers and manufacturers bringing product in from overseas. These problems are affecting manufacturers across the U.S., and even with us at Stern Rubber Company.